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"Public Ritual, Temple Construction, and the Origins of Maya Civilization" by Takeshi Inomata, Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Seminar Series

May 1st, 2017 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 206

Throughout their history, including the modern and colonial times, the Maya people have strongly emphasized public ceremonies, in which political authorities have played central roles. In this talk, I will trace this tradition back to the Preclassic period around 1000 BC when sedentary communities were initially formed. Our research at the Maya site of Ceibal, Guatemala, has revealed evidence of t...

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